Rüppell's Griffon (Gyps rueppellii) - HBW 2, p. 127
French: Vautour de Rüppell
Spanish: Buitre Moteado
Other common names: Rüppell's Vulture
Taxonomy: Vultur Rueppellii A. E. Brehm, 1852, Khartoum, Sudan.
Forms superspecies with G. fulvus and G. coprotheres, and possibly also with G. himalayensis and G. indicus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- rueppellii (A. E. Brehm, 1852) - SW Mauritania E to Sudan, N to Aïr Massif (NW Niger) and S to Uganda, Kenya and N Tanzania.
- erlangeri Salvadori, 1908 - Ethiopia, Eritrea and NW Somalia, possibly ranging to S Arabia.
- Endangered Enlarge map
VideosSee all 18 videos
A group of birds feeding on a carcass Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp rueppellii)
Peter van Dam 28 August 2006 6 years ago 30 sec 4.9
front view on bush near road kill Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp erlangeri)
Martin Kennewell 28 October 2010 1 year ago 31 sec 4.7
A group of birds feeding on a carcass Locality Debre Berhan (Debre Birhan), Amhara Region, Ethiopia (ssp rueppellii)
Ron Hoff 17 December 2007 6 years ago 45 sec 4.7
side view on bush near road kill Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp erlangeri)
Martin Kennewell 28 October 2010 1 year ago 22 sec 4.5
A big group of adults and immatures feeding on a horse carcass and showing agression Locality Joal, Thiès Region, Senegal (ssp rueppellii)
Juan Sanabria 8 January 2007 7 years ago 42 sec 4.2
An adult stood on the ground, with a hooded vulture in the foreground and white-backed vulture in the background. Locality Liben Plains, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp erlangeri)
Keith Blomerley 13 November 2013 46 weeks ago 19 sec 4
PhotosSee all 31 photos
portrait of adult
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp rueppellii)
Nik Borrow 8 November 2011 43 weeks ago 4.7
An adult preparing to land
Locality Jemmu Valley, Ethiopia (ssp erlangeri)
David Beadle 12 January 2014 37 weeks ago 4.6
A group of Rüppell's Griffon reach a carcass and a dispute over the site occurs.
Locality Gurage, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (ssp erlangeri)
Fran Trabalon 15 November 2012 22 weeks ago 4.5
Adult in threat display, foot-showing display
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
maurizioravasini 43 weeks ago 4.5
Sperbergeier (Gyps rueppellii)
lambrigger 7 weeks ago 4.3
Perched on the ground with wings open.
Locality Gibe Gorge, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (ssp erlangeri)
David Beadle 5 February 2009 1 year ago 4.1
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